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Romania ruling left sinks own government

Bucharest - Romania's ruling left on Wednesday took the extraordinary step of torpedoing its own government with a no-confidence motion in the prime minister following a power struggle.

Romania ruling left sinks own govt after power row

Bucharest - Romania's government fell Wednesday after the ruling party took the unusual step of passing a no-confidence vote in its own prime minister following internal power struggles.

Romania's political crisis explained

Bucharest - Romania's governing left-wing Social Democrats (PSD) are expected to try to torpedo their own government on Wednesday after just five months in office.

Romania's ruling lawmakers seek to oust prime minister

Bucharest - Romania's ruling left-wing coalition called an extraordinary session of parliament on Sunday to file a censure motion against embattled Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu.

Romania's premier stands his ground as political turmoil deepens

Bucharest - Romania's political turmoil deepened Thursday as Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu refused to resign even as he faced expulsion from his governing leftwing party, forcing the government into a standoff after just five months in office.

Romania in turmoil as ruling left drops PM support

Bucharest - Romania's ruling left-wing party withdrew its support for Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Wednesday, a move likely to bring down his government, which has only been in power since January.

Romanian ex-leader Iliescu to stand trial over deadly 1990 protest crackdown

Bucharest - Former Romanian president Ion Iliescu and 13 other officials have been ordered to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity in connection with the deadly crackdown on a Bucharest protest in 1990, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday.

In Romania, Latin holds out

Pitesti - Just like Asterix's small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies elsewhere in Europe.

Romanian injured in UK parliament terror attack dies

London - A Romanian woman who fell into the River Thames during last month's terror attack outside the British parliament has died in hospital, police said Friday, bringing the toll to five.

Fake news in Romania fuels euroscepticism

Bucharest - Dogs paid to demonstrate against the government. A deadly nightclub fire ordered by an American billionaire. So-called "fake news" is prospering in Romania, fuelling euroscepticism in the former communist country.

Measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children

Bucharest - A measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children and infected thousands more since September due to poverty and an anti-vaccination movement, local media reported Saturday.

Romania's corruption decree ditched for good

Bucharest - Romanian MPs voted Tuesday to definitively shelve a controversial decree that had sought to water down anti-corruption legislation but ended up unleashing the nation's biggest protests in a quarter-century.

Romania's have-a-go heroes fight corruption

Bucharest - Romanian architect Serban Marinescu never thought he'd come up against such brazen corruption. And when a city mayor demanded a backhander, he plucked up his courage and reported him.

EU applauds repeal of Romania corruption decree

Brussels - The EU on Thursday hailed the decision by Romania to reverse a government decree that would have weakened anti-corruption laws and sparked a wave of protests."I really welcome the fact that emergency ordinance 13 has been repealed.

Green light for Romania corruption referendum

Bucharest - Romanian lawmakers unanimously approved Monday a proposal to hold a referendum on corruption after mass protests forced the government to withdraw a decree that would have watered down anti-graft legislation.

Thousands of Romanian protesters return to streets

Bucharest - Tens of thousands of Romanians braved the cold and returned to the streets in protest on Sunday, calling on the government to resign as they accused it of attempting to water down anti-corruption laws."Thieves! Resign!

Thousands of Romanians march against government

Bucharest - Thousands of protesters braved the cold to march in Romania's main cities on Saturday, angered by government attempts to water down anti-corruption laws.

Romania's corruption crusader says danger not over

Bucharest - Romania's government may still try to ease up on punishing graft even after the biggest protests since communism forced it to back down over a controversial decree, Bucharest's chief corruption crusader has warned.

Budapest fumes at 'anti-Hungarian' Dutch brewer Heineken

Budapest - Hungary on Thursday slammed Dutch beer giant Heineken as "anti-Hungarian" as a trademark row in a part of Romania populated mainly by ethnic-Hungarians bubbled over.

Romania's embattled PM survives no-confidence vote

Bucharest - Romania's defiant Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu easily survived a no-confidence vote on Wednesday even as his government continued to face nationwide protests over its efforts to weaken anti-corruption laws.

Romanian president lambasts gov't over crisis

Bucharest - Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday rebuked the leftwing government for doing "too little" to resolve the crisis rocking the country over a corruption decree, but stopped short of calling for its resignation.

Shows of solidarity inspire protest-riven Romania

Bucharest - Until this month, Horia Georgescu had never joined a protest in his life.

Shows of solidarity inspire protest-riven Romania

Bucharest - Until this month, Horia Georgescu had never joined a protest in his life.

Shows of solidarity inspire protest-riven Romania

Bucharest - Until this month, Horia Georgescu had never joined a protest in his life.

Romania government feels heat after record demos

Bucharest - Romanian protesters on Monday demanded their government quit, stepping up pressure after a week of demonstrations unparalleled in ferocity in the three decades since the end of communism.

'Half a million' attend Romania protests

Bucharest - An esimated half-million Romanians took to the street in another night of protests Sunday, with many calling on the government to quit even after it scrapped the corruption legislation that sparked the week of public outrage.

Romania repeals corruption decree after demos: sources

Bucharest - Romania's government formally repealed Sunday contentious corruption legislation that has sparked the biggest protests since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989, ministerial sources said.

Mass demos force Romania gov't climbdown

Bucharest - Romania's premier announced Saturday a dramatic climbdown on legislation that had been seen as a retreat on corruption, after the biggest protests since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed in 1989.

Mass demos force Romania gov't climbdown

Bucharest - Romania's premier announced Saturday a dramatic climbdown on legislation that had been seen as a retreat on corruption, after the biggest protests since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed in 1989.

Mass demos force Romania gov't climbdown

Bucharest - Romania's premier announced Saturday a dramatic climbdown on legislation that had been seen as a retreat on corruption, after the biggest protests since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and executed in 1989.
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